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Swimming & Waterplay: California > Plumas National Forest > Mt. Hough Ranger District

Quick Facts

Granite Gap Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,800 Feet (1808.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 400 Feet (124.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,200 Feet (1932.7 Meters)
Length, One-way: 0.9 Miles (1.5 Kilometers)

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General Description

The Granite Gap Trail is an easy 0.9 mile trail at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This trail is steep and accesses Mud Lake, Rock Lake and the Pacific Crest Trail, where Granite Gap terminates. There are campsites at Mud Lake, and a few at Rock Lake. There is fishing and swimming available on this trail.

Directions from Quincy: Travel wet on Bucks Lake Road for 9.2 miles, then through Meadow Valley. Turn right on graveled road (24N29X.) Note Silver Lake sign and proceed 6.4 miles to campground and lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: The recommended season is Summer and Fall.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking PCT
ICON Camping Campsites are available at Mud Lake and a few at Rock Lake.
ICON Fishing Fishing is available on this trail.
ICON Hiking & Walking Granite Gap Trail
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Mud Lake, Rock Lake
ICON Viewing Scenery Mt. Hough Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Mt. Hough Ranger District

Related Activities
Gold Lake Trail - The Gold Lake Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail at an elevation of 5,800 feet. Swimming and fishing are available at the lake, but campsites are limited.

Gold Lake/Granite Gap Trailhead - The Silver Lake / Granite Gap Trailhead is located approximately 10 miles west of Quincy at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This trailhead provides access to the Gold Lake Trail and the Granite Gap Trail.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Mt. Hough Ranger District, 39696 State Highway 70 , Quincy, CA, 95971, Phone: 530-283-0555


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